Fulham vs Arsenal prediction, odds & betting tips 31/12/2023

Fulham
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Fulham - Arsenal

England Premier League - Craven Cottage

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

Arsenal make the trip to Craven Cottage this weekend and we're bringing you our Premier League predictions for this New Year's Eve fixture. Following a surprise defeat at home to West Ham, the Gunners will be looking to make a swift return to winning ways against a Fulham side that have been very hit-and-miss over the last month or so.

Fulham vs Arsenal prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Arsenal & Both Teams to Score

  • Arsenal have won five of their last seven league meetings with Fulham.
  • Both teams have scored in five of the pair's last seven encounters.

Another reason that we have backed Arsenal and BTTS as our main prediction is that Fulham have lost three of their last four matches and Arsenal have only kept one clean sheet in their last six attempts.

Latest odds

Head to Head

26/08/23

England Premier League EPL

Arsenal

Arsenal

Fulham

Fulham

2

2

12/03/23

England Premier League EPL

Fulham

Fulham

Arsenal

Arsenal

0

3

27/08/22

England Premier League EPL

Arsenal

Arsenal

Fulham

Fulham

2

1

18/04/21

England Premier League EPL

Arsenal

Arsenal

Fulham

Fulham

1

1

12/09/20

England Premier League EPL

Fulham

Fulham

Arsenal

Arsenal

0

3

Last Five - Fulham

06/04/24

England Premier League EPL

Newcastle

Newcastle

Fulham

Fulham

1

0

L

02/04/24

England Premier League EPL

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

Fulham

Fulham

3

1

L

30/03/24

England Premier League EPL

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

Fulham

Fulham

3

3

D

16/03/24

England Premier League EPL

Tottenham

Tottenham

Fulham

Fulham

0

3

W

09/03/24

England Premier League EPL

Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton

Fulham

Fulham

2

1

L

Last Five - Arsenal

09/04/24

UEFA Champions League UCL

Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich

Arsenal

Arsenal

2

2

D

06/04/24

England Premier League EPL

Brighton

Brighton

Arsenal

Arsenal

0

3

W

03/04/24

England Premier League EPL

Luton

Luton

Arsenal

Arsenal

0

2

W

31/03/24

England Premier League EPL

Man City

Man City

Arsenal

Arsenal

0

0

D

27/03/24

Others Others

West Ham

West Ham

Arsenal

Arsenal

1

3

W

Win probability

  • HOME: 5/1 (6.00) – 16.7%
  • DRAW: 7/2 (4.50) – 22.2%
  • AWAY: 4/7 (1.57) – 63.6%

Arsenal are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 63.6%, and we tend to agree with the bookmakers on this selection. If you want more football betting tips on this Premier League encounter, check out the Anytime Goalscorer market.

Gabriel Jesus is the bookmaker's pick to score in this game with odds of 2/1 (3.00) which have a probability of 33.3%, but if you want to back a Fulham player to score then Raul Jimenez is priced at 15/4 (4.75) with a probability of 21.1%.

Fulham vs Arsenal prediction – Other tips

Correct Score: 1-3

  • Arsenal have scored at least three goals in four of their last seven games against Fulham.
  • The Gunners have only kept one clean sheet in their last six matches and Fulham have conceded exactly three goals in two of their last three league games.

Over 2.5 Goals

  • Six of the last seven head-to-heads between Fulham and Arsenal have featured at least three goals.
  • Four of Fulham's last six outings in league and cup have produced over 2.5 goals.

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Fulham vs Arsenal team news

Fulham

Fulham made the trip to the Vitality Stadium on Boxing Day where they were well and truly beaten by the Cherries. The game had been closely fought up until Bournemouth took the lead shortly before the interval. That goal seemed to knock the confidence of the away side who conceded another two goals in the second half, making in three defeats in their last four matches for the Cottagers.

Willian is still being assessed but could miss the game against his former employers due to a tight hamstring, while Adama Traore and Tim Ream are also injury concerns. Raul Jimenez is available once again following a suspension.

Predicted Lineup: Leno (GK), Tete, Adarabioyo, Robinson, Bassey, Cairney, Pereira, Palhinha, De Cordova-Reid, Iwobi & Jimenez

Arsenal

Arsenal lost their grip on the top spot after they slipped to an unexpected defeat at home to West Ham. The Hammers scored a goal in each half to claim their victory against the misfiring Gunners and it could have been worse for the hosts as West Ham missed a stoppage-time penalty.

Fabio Vieira, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Thomas Partey and Jurrien Timber are expected to miss the trip to Craven Cottage due to injury but Kai Havertz is back following his one-match suspension.

Predicted Lineup: Raya (GK), Zinchenko, Gabriel, White, Saliba, Ødegaard, Rice, Trossard, Jesus, Saka & Martinelli

Fulham

Fulham
4-2-3-1
17
Bernd Leno
de
21
Timothy Castagne
be
4
Tosin Adarabioyo
gb
3
Calvin Ughelumba
ng
33
Antonee Robinson
us
26
Joao Palhinha
pt
10
Tom Cairney
gb
14
Bobby Reid
jm
22
Alex Iwobi
ng
20
Willian
br
7
Raul Jimenez
mx
Substitutes
31
Issa Diop
fr
6
Harrison Reed
gb
12
Fode Toure
sn
19
Rodrigo Muniz
br
1
Marek Rodak
sk
8
Harry Wilson
gb
18
Andreas Pereira
br
28
Sasa Lukic
rs
2
Kenny Tete
nl

Arsenal

Arsenal
4-3-3
22
David Raya
es
4
Ben White
gb
2
William Saliba
fr
6
Gabriel Magalhaes
br
15
Jakub Kiwior
pl
8
Martin Odegaard
no
41
Declan Rice
gb
29
Kai Havertz
de
7
Bukayo Saka
gb
14
Edward Nketiah
gb
11
Gabriel Martinelli
br
Substitutes
17
Cedric Soares
pt
25
Mohamed Elneny
eg
18
Takehiro Tomiyasu
jp
9
Gabriel Jesus
br
19
Leandro Trossard
be
20
Jorginho
it
24
Reiss Nelson
gb
1
Aaron Ramsdale
gb
10
Emile Smith-Rowe
gb

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Gabriel Jesus

Arsenal need more goals from their main striker and this game against Fulham should provide the Brazilian forward with a great chance to add to his tally.

The former Man City striker has scored three goals in the Premier League this season and has chipped in with one assist. Jesus scored eleven times last season but in eleven starts this time around, three goals isn't a good enough return.

We will have our eyes on Jesus in this game and expect the Brazilian to put in a good performance against a side with a leaky defence.


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A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.